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Howe Farm Park Stewardship: Success in Four Parts!

Photos taken by Claire Voris The boardwalks leading to Salmonberry Creek at Howe Farm Park had met their match. The contender? A family of beavers and their dam. Beavers are quite prolific in this section of Salmonberry Creek. Their dam spans the width of the creek and has forced the waters and mud to rise…

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August Walks & Talks: Photo Recap

In total, over 50 naturalist enthusiasts journeyed out (rain and shine) for a chance to discuss the flora, fauna, and history at one of three  community greenspaces we toured this August: Ueland Tree Farm, Port Gamble Forest Heritage Park, and Banner Forest Heritage Park. GPC Executive Director Nate Daniel and Conservation Project Manager Brenna Thompson…

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Words from the Woods: from ponies to tide-pools

A few impactful words from NextGen Outdoor Camp’s Outdoor Education Specialist Skyler Schmidt.  Skyler is a Washington native who spends his off-season teaching elementary school in Pacific Beach, and his summers teaching NextGen students how to embrace the wild places of his home state with confidence.  Skyler, aka “Geoduck,” has a special talent for creating…

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Words from the Woods: a letter of thanks

NextGen Outdoor Camp students have the privilege of meeting with some phenomenal mentors this summer.  These individuals have given of their time and resources to create impactful experiences for NextGen students that reflect GPC’s mission: to get students outside and provide them with the recreational and educational opportunities that will allow them to appreciate their…

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Words from the Woods: for the next generation

Outside the Suquamish House of Awakened Culture, Denita Holmes sits on her knees gently sifting through strips of red cedar that rustle like paper as they settle on the lawn.  She’s collected the cedar herself, and describes to the small group of NextGen Outdoor Camp students what that process entails.  The tree must be at…

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Meet Nate!

Great Peninsula Conservancy is excited to welcome Nate Daniel to the team! (Pictured here at Spring Dinner with his wife, Kim.) He’s eager to get to know you in the upcoming year and would love to hear your input and address any questions you might have for him. Kitsap Daily News ran a story about…

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Spring Dinner Gallery

Thank you for joining us for a very special evening at Kiana Lodge on May 2nd to support conservation on the Great Peninsula! Thanks to our community sponsors and members, $125,000 was raised to help protect our forests, streams, shorelines, and parks for generations to come! Great Peninsula Conservancy recognized and celebrated several members from…

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Saying Farewell

On my first day as executive director of Great Peninsula Conservancy in February 2008, I knew I had found my dream job. Now I could direct my lifelong passion for nature, expertise in wildlife ecology and nonprofit management, and hard-earned skills in fundraising, program development, and team building toward saving lands close to home. What…

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